Cyclops traveled to Japan. He offered Wolverine a ride aboard the Blackbird while his teammate was on his own adventure.
At some point, his girlfriend Jean Grey became possessed by the Phoenix Force. He and the X-Men were forced to kill her to spare the planet. Because of this, he became depressed and isolated.
Some time later, the X-Men reformed when Armor was kidnapped by the U-Men. They teamed up with another psychic named Emma Frost, who Scott began to express feelings for. They rescued Armor and trained her as a member of the X-Men.